Imagine a house or a building without a roof. Could that house survive for just even a day? As many of us knew, the roof of a certain house or building is its first line of protection from any natural threat which includes strong wind, heavy rains, hail, fire, snow, ice or even extreme heat. On the other hand, it might also be considered as the most susceptible part of the house. Due to its daily exposure to the changes in weather condition and other atmospheric elements, the roof may corroded and damaged, even worst effect is damaging the contents it covers below.
Because of the need to ensure a quality roof that will last longer, here comes the demand of choosing the best roofing contractor.
The first thing that we must evaluate for the condition of the roofing contractor’s work is to find its past performances. Without doubt, you will be able to get a list of several references, but you don’t need to be mixed up with them because every work will certainly speak of its own quality. Search for a reference that is much older in years than others, so that you can evaluate how stable the roofing construction is.
Another tip is to look for a roofing contractor that fits what you want. Selecting a contractor that you are not at ease to negotiate with can be problematic. Consequently, select the contractor which has already presented its best references that confirm it track record of quality and expertise.
In the advent that you heard some negative comments about a specific roofing contractor from your references, don’t reject them since you might want to clarify them later on and use them as bases for your choice.
Aside from these things, you should be careful of roofing contractors who are not giving their references. To be sure, you can inquire to the Better Business Bureau to check if there are any complaints filed against such contractor. Nevertheless, you should confirm that the contractor is insured, which will protect you from any liabilities whenever there are cases of accidents or injury of the workers during the construction.
In addition, you may need to obtain a contractor’s warranty as a protection against any unexpected errors with the roof installation. If in case the contractor constructed the roof with many faults, in which most of the cases may take several months or years for those damages to be seen, the insurance will not be the one to pay for them. You may also ask from the contractor the written estimate of the list of the materials and their prices and the cost of preparing the roof, along with the costs of other permits and cleaning up